The Alchemist’s Secret
I have quite a few of these on my kindle to read, so I picked up the first in the series earlier this year. It introduces Ben Hope, an ex-SAS soldier still reeling from tragedy in his past. Hope gets called in to search for an old manuscript that contains the recipe for the elixir of life. You have to suspend your belief a little for these, but it fun. Almost Dan Brown-esque in its capers. A promising start to a series, recommended for sure!
The Queen’s Wing
I had been looking for something fantasy-related and The Queen’s Wing seemed like a great place to start. Part space-opera, part fantasy, it was a really interesting mix. I liked the space fighter pilot idea and it meshed well with the fantasy world-building. The Queen’s Wing was a nice, easy read. It had a decent plot and I liked the characters.
The Lost Plot
The Invisible Library series is such a great series of books to get lost in. The world-building is exceptional, and the characters are brilliant. I have really enjoyed following Irene and Kai as they navigate different worlds and try to save priceless library volumes. This one is set in Prohibition era New York and it was packed with action. Dragaons aplenty made this one a super fun read. Can’t recommend this series enough!
The Bear and The Nightingale
I had been dying to read The Bear and the Nightingale for ages so I was delighted when the library were able to get a copy for me. This was a really magical and atmospheric read. Rich in visual imagery, gorgeous prose and a really intricate story made this one a great read. Highly recommended for sure.
The One Who’s Not The One
Keris Stainton’s books are highly relatable, and The One Who’s Not The One is another great read. I found this one really funny, heartwarming and a really easy read. I’ve enjoyed all of her books, but I think this one was my favourite. It was relevant, witty and full of characters with real heart. Definitely recommended!